Steve Lambert, CEO
Artist, Steve Lambert founded the AAA in 2004, formed it’s mission, and works collaboratively with all members of the Agency on individual projects from start to finish. His work has been featured on CNN, NPR, and the BBC and in the New York Times, Good Magazine, Art Week, Newsweek Magazine, Punk Planet Magazine, PR Week, and others and won awards from Prix Ars Electronica, Rhizome/The New Museum, The Creative Work Fund, and more. He was a senior fellow at the Eyebeam Art and Technology Center and is an Associate Professor of New Media at SUNY Purchase.
The LAB, CFO
The LAB is an interdisciplinary artists’ organization that supports the development and presentation of new visual, performing, media and literary art. They assist artists in the creation of new work and they present new work of the highest quality by emerging and established experimental artists. Of interest is work which crosses boundaries (material, cultural or presentational) and encourages new artistic and social dialogue between artists and audiences. The Lab is the official 501.3(c) non-profit organization which sponsors the Anti-Advertising Agency.
San Francisco Print Collective, Board of Directors
San Francisco’s best known working poster artists, the SF Print Collective has continued the work of the Chicano Poster Movement with their hand made screenprinted posters. Their work has been seen around San Francisco in support of local housing rights organizations, tenants rights, the antiwar movement, and more. They have created the banners hanging above City Lights Bookstore for the past several years. The Advisory Board consults artists on their projects as they develop ideas and cultivate aspects of the proposal that will increase community empowerment.
Adam Connelly, Creative Director
Artist, graphic designer, and advertising agency survivor, Adam Connelly provides an insiders perspective on the industry, helps advise in the development of projects, and maintains a unified look and feel for the Agency.
Helena Keeffe, Head of Fabric Construction
Helena Keeffe has been sewing since her first lesson on her great grandmother’s Singer sewing machine when she was nine years old. Her experiences in alternative education and visual art have resulted in projects which rely on the participation of groups of people and explore art-making as a social act.
Paul Sachelari Esq., House Counsel
Paul Sachelari advises the AAA on projects and is a contributor to the AAA website.
Graffiti Research Lab
The Graffiti Research Lab is dedicated to outfitting graffiti writers, artists and protestors with open source tools for urban communication. The goal of the G.R.L. is to technologically empower individuals to creatively alter and reclaim their surroundings from commercial and corporate culture. G.R.L. agents are currently working in the lab and in the field to develop and test a range of experimental technologies for the state-of-the-art graffiti writer.
The Yes Men
The Yes Men agree their way into the fortified compounds of commerce, ask questions, and then smuggle out the stories of their hijinks to provide a public glimpse at the behind-the-scenes world of business. The gonzo political activists were the subject of a documentary film, The Yes Men (2003), which chronicled their “identity correction” campaign against the World Trade Organization. Their new documentary film, The Yes Men Fix the World (2009), co-directed by Kurt Engfehr (Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11), premiered at Sundance and HotDocs in North America, and was awarded the prestigious audience award at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Jordan Sieler/Public Ad Campaign
Sara Dierck & Michael Dodge
Dodge and Dierck’s expertise includes extensive knowledge of photography, electronics, and public interventions. Their collaborative work will ask probing questions about the purpose and ultimate effects of advertising and engage the public through the use of sound and radio. Both artists hold degrees from the San Francisco Art Institute. Combined, they have exhibited in San Francisco, New York, Berlin, and Havana and have been featured in Adbusters and Kitchen Sink magazines.
Amanda’s AAA project visually rejoins products and labor. Eicher’s work involves collaboration and community involvement both in the Bay Area and Central America. Eicher has studied in Cameroon and received her degree from Bryn Mawr College. She has been a resident at the Headlands Center for the Arts, spoken at the San Francisco Art Institute and University of Washington, and founded the Back Room Gallery at Adobe Books.
Packard Jennings work has been seen everywhere from Wal Mart to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, from the New York Times and Adbusters to Playboy. His subversive works are provocative and meaningful while being humorous and meticulously crafted. Jennings many honors include residencies at the Headlands Center for the Arts, Djerassi Foundation, Cite Internationale des Artes in Paris, and the Sanitary Land Fill Company in South San Francisco. He will help the Agency hone it’s message through use of public surveys and target audiences.
Dara Greenwald & Josh MacPhee
Greenwald and MacPhee are two of Chicago’s finest radical artist/organizers. Greenwald works with video, public interventions, writing and collaborative curating. She is a founding member of the Pink Bloque which has appeared in Punk Planet, the Washington Post, and on NPR’s Morning Edition as well as in the streets of Chicago, NY, and DC. MacPhee is the man behind justseeds.org, the Celebrate People’s History Poster Project, and author of Stencil Pirates. One of his collectives was recently featured in MassMoCA’s “The Interventionists” show. MacPhee and Greenwald will be working on promoting alternative economies through the use of street teams.
- Phillip Alnswick-Tobias
- Emily Gallagher